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I have actually owned this foot buffer for about 3 or 4 years now, and I remember paying around £7-£8 for it. I don't use it very often, only now and again as I don't really get dry skin on my feet. Maybe twice a year I might use this! I got it out the other night to use and was upset to find it has gone rusty in a tub under my bathroom sink! This foot buffer has a long white handle, which is easy to grip and hold whilst you are using the foot buffer. It actually has three different surfaces to buff your feet on. The end is rounded, with one side which has bumps, which you use to buff your feet and get rid of all the dead skin cells, and if you turn it over there is a smoother side which you are supposed to use after you have got rid of all the flaky skin, to make your feet really smooth. If you look at the bottom of the handle, you can actually pull out another buffer which is inside the handle, and I think one is supposed to be used to buff in between your toes. The foot buffer is different to a foot file, in wear it is a bit like sand paper, and it wears down. This foot buffer hasn't worn down on me, the surfaces are metal just with loads of tiny bumps on to file your skin. It does feel quite rough when you use it on your skin, but you can really feel it working, which is what I like about it. It's a shame this has gone rusty, but I will be purchasing another one after Christmas if I get some Boots vouchers as it does work very well when I get hard skin on my feet. It does leave my feet feeling a lot smoother, and hard skin on my heels goes away pretty quickly using this. Its quite big and bulky which I quite like as it is harder to lose it, like I do with most of my other nail files etc! Even though it is expensive, it is a strong and sturdy foot file and I would definitely recommend it.
I have been a dancer since about the age of three and being constantly on your feet does take its toll. The balls and heels of my feet tend to get a tad hard because of the contant pressure from dancing, so to make them more pleasing to the eye i didnt to try and find something to soften them up a bit. I have always liked the soap and glory range and have bought many of their beauty products in the past such as their nose scrub, body scrub, moisturiser etc and I have always really liked them and thought they were good so I thought I would pretty much like this too and trusted that they would produce something worth the money. I bought the product from boots and it cost me about £8.75 which I didn't find to be too expensive as I have looked at similar products from other brands and they tended to be at least £10 and over. The buffer itself is on the end of a long plastic stick which is actually pretty sturdy, very easy to hold and the head is also angled a bit which makes it easy to get to all the grooves on your feet i.e your heels etc and remove the nasty dead skin that you want to get rid of to reveal the beautiful feet underneath. This product is also excellent due to the fact that it provides different surfaces for different purposes. Soup and Glory actually describe each side as this: 1. The ruff side - for getting rid of the ruff stuff 2. The smoother side - for a final buff 3. The toe piece - for filing in between the toes I have found that each side is good at doing its job, and the rough side really works well to remove that tough dead skin and the buffy side gives your feet a nice finishing touch. I don't know if its just me having very tickly feet but i found the toe filler almost unbareable however, i did notice a difference when i did try and use it. You can find it located at the bottom of the handle and is the perfect size to fit inbetween your toes. When i looked on the packaging Soup and Glory actually gave some after care tips which were "After using your foot buffer, we'd suggest rinsing it well with soap and water, and leaving it to dry. (We have two words for you: dead skin. And that's all we're going to say about that). At Soap & Glory, we believe you should never be afraid of your own feet." This was very good advice as theres nothing worse than going to use a product and theres still the after math of last time you used it. This isnt a big deal if you tend to do it while you are in the bath, if not all it takes is a minute or two and your done, ready to use next time. I highly recommend this product. Its good value for money and it does the job well.. and it also caters for all parts of your feet :)
I purchased this buffer after hearing some great reviews on it online.I'm always a bit apprehensive purchasing a product based purely on review.It may sound strange but I like to have a look and feel of the product before deciding if I want to purchase it. So I headed to my local Boots (they're the only local beauty store I know of who stock soap & glory) In all honesty the first thing that caught my eye(not in a good way) was the price.At over £8.00 I thought it was a pretty high price to for a "foot file" but thought I'd observe it closely to see what and if there was anything particularly appealing about it. I noticed that unlike other files I have purchased-particularly the cheese grater style ones it wasn't made of cheap plastic.More of a heavy matted plastic.The actual file was much different in touch.This may sound odd but although its made from (I think) nickel it actually feels like rubber and provided a very firm grip on my fingers.Which made me think of all the wonders it could do for my feet. So I made my puchase and came home.I really couldn't wait to try it purely because of the feel of the metal.Although the label on it did state that lemon juice a few minutes before would help soft dry bits off the feet,I didn't have any lemons so just got on with the filing. It was extremely easy to use thanks to the shape which means you can sit comfortably without having to resort to odd positions.I like how there are two different sides to the file,one slightely bumpy and the other more smooth.What was really amazing however was that after a few minutes my feet were as soft as a babys bottom!-Something I hadn't had in a long while. Completely in awe of this product I decided to have a thorough look at it again..and it was then I discovered that in the base it actually has a mini file hidden.What a pleasant surprise!I'm not quite sure what its there for but I used it between my toes and it worked an absolute treat. This product is proof that you get what you pay for.The file is so strong it hasn't shown any signs of wear at all.Highly recommended!
My feet definitely always need work to get them ready for a public viewing. I have a Ped Egg that I use from time to time but I find it a bit hard to hold sometimes and it always slips and so when I saw the Soap and Glory foot buffer in Boots recently I thought it looked a lot easier to hold and like it would work quite well so I purchased one. I like the soap and glory range of bath products and have bought a number of their beauty products too and really like them so I thought I would pretty much like this too. The buffer cost me £8.75 which I thought was quite a good price considering that the Ped Egg and variations on that cost about £15. The buffer is on the end of a long plastic stick which is quite sturdy and easy to hold so when you are having a real good scrub of your feet it works well and you can really get a good hard rubbing action going. This enables me to really work at the hard skin and remove it quickly and easily. The head is also angled a bit as well so you can really get to your feet well and at the perfect angle to hit all the hard skin points such as on the back of my big toe and also on my heels as well. What I like about this foot file is that it has different surfaces on the on, one side is the rough side and the other side is more of a smooth side. In fact, according to Soap and Glory the different heads are described as thus: This utterly fantastic foot file comes with 3 different filing heads: 1. The ruff side - for getting rid of the ruff stuff 2. The smoother side - for a final buff 3. The toe piece - for filing in between the toes The both sides work well and I find the rough side really gets to your rough skin well and removes it nicely. Then you give it a bit of a buff with the other side and you can see smooth skin appearing after you have used it. The toe filler is really weird and it tickles when you use it but it does work well. It is located at the bottom of the handle and is small and just big enough to fit through the toes. I have to do it really quickly so as not to tickle too much but I do have quite a lot of broken skin between my toes and this removes it well and is a clever tool to do this with as its hard to remove that skin usually. Soap and Glory also give you some tips for after you have used this foot file, "After using your foot buffer, we'd suggest rinsing it well with soap and water, and leaving it to dry. (We have two words for you: dead skin. And that's all we're going to say about that). At Soap & Glory, we believe you should never be afraid of your own feet." That works perfectly for me as I like to scrub my feet before I get in the bath or shower and then afterwards to add to the smoothness I always put some cream on my feet to let it soak in and keep them nice and soft. After use my feet generally look nice for a couple of days at which time I have to re-do but I have been pleased with the results and will continue to use this foot buff.
Well given the weather it looks like it is going to be quite a while before I can wear my beloved Fit Flops, but in the meantime it does give me time to sort my feet out and make sure they are not a total embarrassment to put on show when the time does eventually arrive. I hate feet! I make no secret of that fact and it is one thing most people know about me. I cannot stand them especially my own and to make matters worse I cant even stand to let anyone else touch them, it makes me feel queasy, I don't know why I feel this way about feet, I just do. But... if I just left them alone and ignored them as I wished I could do, then I would eventually have to go and see some professional type to sort them out, faced with that dilemma I tend to take quite good care of my feet, gagging in the process. Over the years I have used and reviewed quite a lot of products for the feet that deal with pretty much everything from dry skin to dead skin. The one product on the market which I cannot bring myself to purchase is the Ped Egg, it is to all intents and purposes a cheese grater for your feet and the less said about it better. So far I have tended to stick to traditional methods of removing dry skin from the heels of my feet in the shape of a pumice stone and it isn't the perfect solution but I have just made do. Then whilst I was on Boots buying some deodorant when I came across the 'Soap and Glory Foot buffer' which intrigued me to the point of buying it and better still on the beloved 3 for 2 offer it meant I could also buy some bubble bath and lip balm. Thankfully this item is sold in protective packaging so no one can have a go of your product and then put it back on the shelf! Just think about it! The Foot Buffer retails at £8.75 and size wise it looks like a Loofah crossed with a golf club and is white in colour. It is sold with the following marketing blurb "Give yourself a 5 star pedicure treatment in the comfort of your home with our utterly fantastic Soap & GloryTM Fot Buffer" which isn't what sold it to me it was the fact I was told it came with 3 different filing heads which are described as being: 1. The ruff side - for getting rid of the ruff stuff 2. The smoother side - for a final buff 3. The toe piece - for filing in between the toes Now naturally number three isn't for the faint hearted or someone like me who hates feet but given the 'head' of this device is golf club shaped with two sides I was intrigued to find the 'third' filing head and in all honesty it took me quite a while to work it out. Located at the bottom of the 'club' is the third and final filing head, hidden away from sight, you simply tug at the bottom and it appears looking slightly fatter but shorter than your average nail file. So once you have your foot buffer home attached to it is a set of instructions which you really should read before you get home because you need a lemon! Once you have your lemon the instructions tell you to 'rub rough heels with lemon juice first, to dissolve the glue that gives dead skin cells their grippiness. Wait ten minutes before you buff, and they wont be as tough' so having cut a lemon in half and rubbed it into the heels of my feet (obviously if you have any sort of open wound this is not advised) which was slightly weird, thankfully I did it in the comfort of my own home, alone and felt daft enough. I had at least thought to put a towel on the floor under my feet to catch bits of juice that went everywhere and as instructed allowed the lemon juice to sink into my skin. Then picking up my buffer I used the first side and gently rubbed it along my heels to attack the dead skin moving from one side of the heel to the other backwards and forwards, as you use the tool you can feel it being scraped across your skin, something I had to not think about at the time and instead just get on with the job of removing the dead skin. Then I wiped my feet to remove anything that might be left there and flipped the buffer over to use side number two defined as being 'The smoother side' and repeated action number one and was surprised to see that all of the dead skin had been removed and having once again towelled my feet to remove anything left sticking to them, my feet were lovely and soft. So I covered them with some Soap and Glory Heel Genius and slipped my feet into the accompanying socks to give the cream time to sink into my skin. To date I haven't felt the need to use the in-between the toe file as this is not a problem area for me, but it is there should that change. For me this was the first time that I had ever used a metal buffer on my feet, I have always stuck to using a pumice stone or a foot scrub of sorts from places like Lush, so I was a bit apprehensive as to how affective it would be. To my surprise using this 'Foot buffer' was not only easy it was much quicker and produced much better results than a pumice stone because it is much easier to hold on to and it is also much sturdier in your hands than a pumice stone which at times can be like trying to hold a bar of soap with wet hands. So whilst I still hate feet, I do like this Foot Buffer and it has now replaced my pumice stone which I hated having to use and because this product lives in the bathroom in its own little storage pot (which I bought myself) I use it once a week when I am in the shower just to ensure that my feet are kept in good condition until the sun finally decides it is time to make an appearance for summertime to finally begin. So I feel this is a brilliant product which is worthy of its price. Having said I use this once a week, the filing heads are still as good now as they were a few weeks ago when I bought it, but I would guess over time they will become blunt and the way this product is designed means you cannot buy replacement heads which is a bit of a shame. I however will simply purchase another one the next time I need to stock up on products.